- Associated Press - Saturday, February 11, 2017

PHOENIX (AP) - A former Mesa, Arizona, police officer’s trial in a fatal shooting has been delayed because of time spent on pretrial skirmishes and a witness’ refusal to be interviewed.

A judge Friday rescheduled former Officer Philip Brailsford’s trial in the January 2016 killing of 26-year-old Daniel Shaver of Granbury, Texas, to Oct. 23.

The Arizona Republic (https://goo.gl/wI1LxA ) reports that a February trial date became unrealistic because of pretrial fights over release of body camera video and whether the prosecution had enough evidence to warrant a trial.

Also, witness Monique Portillo has refused to be interviewed and attorneys said they need to subpoena her.

Shaver was shot after he and Portillo left a room in a hotel where police were investigating a report of a man waving a weapon outside a window.

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